A little (ok, a lot) green and a little sweet makes this salad exceptionally delicious.
Did you know that sesame seeds can help lower cholesterol, are full of protein, supports healthy digestion, improves heart health, improves skin appearance, alleviates anemia, is good for eyes, and can even protect against some cancers? Amazing, right?! You could sprinkle seeds on your salad, or like I did here, make a dressing with sesame seeds.
This salad is chock full of green, green and more green plant food. To counter that, I tossed in some tart with the cranberries and to counter that tartness I threw in grapes, too. It’s out of this world!
When I make this salad, my kiddo loves to grab anything he can from the fridge and chop it up and throw it in. He tends to eat the broccoli as we chop so sometimes the salad has less broccoli making it INTO the bowl. 🙂 Oh well, he is still eating it, right?!
Here is what we tossed into a GIANT salad bowl and dug in for a mouthwatering meal. Disclaimer: I don’t really measure, I just chop and toss. I will tell you what I used, and you can add as little or as much of each as you like into your own giant salad bowl. Trust me, you’ll want a big bowl to accommodate all this deliciousness.
Ingredients For Salad
Red leaf lettuce
Green leaf lettuce
- Chop/dice/cut all your veggies and toss them in a bowl. I like to use my hands and toss it around to get it all mixed up. Plus it is fun to play with your food. 😉
1/2 cup sesame seeds
3/4 cup water
4 Medjool dates
2 tbsp ground brown mustard
- Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over salad and massage salad to coat every square inch on your plants in the bowl.